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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Super Sunday Stepping Stones

Super Sunday Stepping Stones

Dancers live with constant criticism. This makes it difficult to maintain a positive attitude on a daily basis. Right? So what to do?

It is all a matter of how you utilize the criticisms. Criticism is a tool. Do you carry negative feedback around with you like dark cloud over your head? Or like backpack weighed down with heavy boulders? Hopefully not. It is a skill, like everything else, but learn to use critiques as positive items. Like stepping stones in a stream.

I heard about a writer who collected rejection letters like trophies and posted them all over his walls. The idea was that after enough of them were collected, enough feedback would have been given to make him a great writer. But this would only happen after lots of rejection letters were received. The writer then rejoiced (well, maybe not rejoiced ), but appreciated each rejection as being one step closer to the goal.

So use critiques like that writer used rejection letters.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Motivational Secret #90:  
 “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones.”

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“The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
Norman Vincent Peale

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